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Originally Posted by Drenlin View Post
This.
What if I don't want to wear something uncomfortable (IMO) on my head just to hear sounds? What if I want more than just me to be able to hear the sounds? Headphones aren't for everyone.
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post #32 of 76
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Originally Posted by Cyrilmak View Post
I suggest you read this.

http://forums.logitech.com/t5/Speake...00/td-p/541244

And this is Tom's computer speaker line up. Not higher end book shelf speakers. And yes the Z-2300's can hold there own with low to midish level book shelf speakers. I agree once you get into the mid level on up there's no comparison. Also it depends on the source you have those Z-2300's plugged into.

Logitech's new Z623's can't hold a candle to the Z-2300's. Having owned the Klipsch Pro Media I also felt the Z-2300's were superior to that set as well. Not to mention the Z 2300's subwoofer doesn't melt to nothing like the Pro Media's does after a while, lol.



If you read this: http://forums.logitech.com/t5/Speake...00/td-p/541244

It explains a bit more in detail how the Z-2300's are actually superior to that of the Z-5500's as well.



Oh I agree. There's a reason why I've spent a few grand on my home theater setup, lol.
A friend of mine has the Z-2300's and my M-Audio AV-40's walk all over those in terms of sound. The AV-40's are also around the same price.

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Originally Posted by Xiorath View Post
I Have the Z-2300 Speakers and I can verify that they are terrible speakers, overrated, blurry,muddy bass, terrible frequencies, etc. I use a Auzentech-Forte Sound card also. I use my Audio Technica ATH-M50's most of the time. Can't stand my speakers....Upgrading to some true audiophile speakers: Swan MkIII's.
Good choice on the Swan's. I'll probably get those when I decide to get rid of these AV-40's or if they ever crap out on me. Almost 2 years old and still going strong.
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post #33 of 76
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Originally Posted by Mygaffer View Post
Well I have always found two things to be true.

1. If you want to like a set of speakers, you will like a set of speakers.

2. In the end it all comes down to each individual's ear. What sounds like crap to some people others enjoy. In the end what matters, how good something is technically or how much enjoyment you get out of it?
I have to agree and unless you walk into a store with all the speakers mentioned here (Or owned them yourselves) you can't honestly give a very accurate recommendation. That pretty much applies to everything really, but it all gives us a good place to start (Like product ratings/comments). I appreciate threads like this that give me a good place to start looking.

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Originally Posted by linkin93 View Post
Pshhhh everyone get some decent headphones and do away with desktop speakers. That's what I did.
Headphones continue to get better and better IMO. I'm sure I don't have the best set (Sound Blaster Arena) but they are awesome to me! It's hard to believe they can do surround sound so well (I can clearly hear which direction sounds are coming from) and the bass is plenty enough for me. I also have a pretty good set (Just my opinion here) of Creative 2.1 speakers that I switch off between head phones and speakers.

I do use my headphones more than my speakers mainly because I can crank them up and nobody complains about the noise.
post #34 of 76
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Originally Posted by P.J View Post
Maybe burn-in can help a bit.
Burn in on Z-2300s. All those desktop speakers reviewed are for kiddies and people who dont know any better. Its like which pile of dog crap doesnt stink as bad.
post #35 of 76
I've had the klipsch setup for a while now, love them
post #36 of 76
Logitech Z2300's are the best 2.1's you can get, hands down. I've never in my life seen such a cheap 2.1 system be able to play club/dance/top40 music loudly and power 75-100 person parties in medium sized venues like the 2300's do. I love mine, but the heat sink on the sub does get extremely hot over long periods of play.
post #37 of 76
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Originally Posted by CorkyFan View Post
Logitech Z2300's are the best 2.1's you can get, hands down. I've never in my life seen such a cheap 2.1 system be able to play club/dance/top40 music loudly and power 75-100 person parties in medium sized venues like the 2300's do. I love mine, but the heat sink on the sub does get extremely hot over long periods of play.
My Z5500s couldn't even fill my 25'x14'x10' living room. I'd laugh at anyone using Logitech speakers to play music at a large party. That's what PA systems are for.
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I have two speakers.

I love my Sony stereo but I used my Harman/Kardon instead because i needed to repair my Sony one. What sucks is my audio driver is not that good. Which sound card should I get? Any suggestions?
    
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Can't stand PC speakers. I just use a receiver, 8" sub and 2 bookshelf speakers. Sounds is much cleaner then any half decent pc speakers, and you can usually get it setup for less then 200 at a pawnshop.
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Honestly, a Z2300 is all you ever need for standard gaming and hip hop music. All you elitists can go shove it. This was a comparison of 2.1s None of your 2.0, including my own Swans MKIIIs can hold a candle to it when watching a movie or playing games. I have to go out to buy a dedicated subwoofer for that effect. However I enjoy music that isn't full of **** as well so I personally would not go to a retail 2.1 system.

But really if all you listen to is the black eye peas and watch movies and play games there are more than good enough to satisfy the majority of people. Its like comparing Granny Smith to Fuji Apples. Same family but for different purposes.
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